The Loiterers Resistance Movement

Our Irwell

This is a temporary webpage to share information about Our Irwell 

Latest Our Irwell News:

Dear friends and members of Our Irwell

I hope you are enjoying the first daffodils and signs of Spring. I’m sorry this email is a bit overdue but we have been very busy behind the scenes making new connections and establishing which areas of Our Irwell to focus on.

Our next meeting will be 7-8.30pm on Wednesday 28th February at the Kings Arms, Bloom Street, Salford. We have a room to ourselves upstairs. Apologies that this may cause some access issues, to mitigate this we will also be online via teams – please email me if you would like the link. We welcome suggestions of venues for future meetings.

We will be discussing the following issues amongst others:

Future Campaigns To Remove Blockages to Access
Several places have been identified as of particular concern. These include Pomona  (Waterways Avenue) and adjacent to Blackfriars Bridge. We will update you on the current status of these sites and think about what action we can take.

Ways to Celebrate and Explore Our Irwell
We are planning a series of events including walks, rides and other events – we would love your ideas. We anticipate the first event will be on 23rd March, and we also have the potential to contribute to several local festivals.

Irwell Stories
We also want to collect your Irwell Stories – what are your favourite parts of the river? Do you have any special memories or tales to share?

We hope you can join us in person or online on the 28th, but of course we welcome your comments, questions and ideas at any time. We are also really keen to connect with any other groups, individuals or campaigns who you think we can work with so please do pass this onto anyone you know who may be interested. If you arent a member and want to join the link is here: 

To get in touch please email or you can text/whatsapp 07974929589.

Thanks again for your support of Our Irwell

Take care

Morag Rose





Dear friends and supporters

Building on our success saving the towpath at Ralli Quays Our Irwell are entering a new phase.

Please join us for a public meeting on Thursday 9th November, 6.30-8pm at Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel Street Salford.

We will be launching Our Irwell as a community organisation dedicated to protecting, progressing and promoting access to the River Irwell and surrounding areas.

The meeting will help shape the direction we go in and what our priorities will be. We want to collaborate with as any other groups, campaigns and individuals as possible because together we are stronger. We aim to build relationships, influence policy, organise celebration events and more because we love Our Irwell and we know we are not alone.

Membership of Our Irwell will be free and open to anyone who shares our aims. If you would like to be more actively involved in running the group we will also be recruiting committee members.  There will also be plenty of other opportunities to contribute your ideas, skills or time in ways that suit you as we move forward. (This will include help with our web presence).

We hope to enable remote access as well so please get in touch if you would like to join us at a distance.

We were overwhelmed by the widespread concern for the towpath at Ralli Quays and believe our victory can be a significant catalyst for more positive changes. Please, join us to see just what we can do to improve public access.

For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch, email or call/text/whatsapp 07974929589

Please share this invitation with anyone you feel may be interested and help us spread the word about Our Irwell.

Thanks for your support 

Very best wishes

Morag Rose
on behalf of our Irwell 

PS you can find background information on our work so far here : and